Miracle at St. Anna Reviews

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December 16, 2017
It's too long, and its worthy efforts at period authenticity are undermined by a shaggy script that spells out its message with all the subtlety of military propaganda.
May 17, 2016
There's barely anything in Miracle that comes across as genuine.
June 11, 2014
Lee clearly has magical realism, fable, and historical enormity on the brain, and even though he stuffs the film with everything but the proverbial kitchen sink, his ultimate point is anyone's guess
November 17, 2011
August 15, 2011
At 160 minutes, it definitely suffers from Oscar Bloat.
June 27, 2011
Miracle makes a bid for epic status, but Lee throws in more elements - including murder mystery and supernatural fantasy - than the narrative can stand. The two big battle scenes are impressively staged, but the action in between sprawls and stumbles.
May 6, 2011
April 4, 2011
September 18, 2009
Takes too long to get to its one moving moment at the end.
August 30, 2009
Spike Lee has turned in an odd hybrid of a film--a 160 minute war epic combined with a crime thriller combined with a discourse on civil rights.
August 26, 2009
As a theoretical corrective, it's salutary; as a movie, it's a frickin' blooper
February 18, 2009
The agenda is obvious, but the rage feels justified, and meanwhile Lee gives us a few virtuoso touches.
February 17, 2009
While it does have its weak points, it's held together by its unique angle on the war as well as strong characterization for its central characters.
February 4, 2009
Problematic as a narrative...[but] Lee's simply too smart and talented to make a dismissible film. [Blu-ray]
January 28, 2009
Ask ten people who've seen this movie what the title's "miracle" is referring to, and you'll get a couple of different guesses and a whole lot of blank stares and shrugs.
January 25, 2009
There are endearing moments but we're in a Spike Lee world where it's okay to interject his "black vs. the privileged white-man" lecture time and again to the detriment of the film.
November 26, 2008
There's no moviemaking miracle at work here, just a half-baked project that might be Lee's biggest disappointment to date.
November 12, 2008
It might have been easily trimmed by a half hour, which is a shame, because there are so many good moments buried in there -- a proverbial two-hour movie struggling to get out.
November 10, 2008
Lee is a filmmaker who, through talent, accomplishment, and a constant working of the refs in the Hollywood system, has earned autonomy over his films. I'm all for artistic freedom, but here he could have used a bit of oversight.
November 7, 2008
It's impressive that a filmmaker of Lee's distinction is willing to continue to push boundaries.
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